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John C. Alverdy, MD

Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery

Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery

Dr. Alverdy performs a wide variety of complex minimally invasive and open gastrointestinal surgical procedures with 25 years of experience in the field. He is nationally recognized for introducing several new operations into the field, including minimally invasive pancreatic surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgery for disorders of the foregut including the esophagus and stomach.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

General Surgery
Critical Care

Medical School

Autonomous University
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine


Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago
The University of Chicago Medicine


American Society of Parenteral-Enteral Nutrition
American Surgical Association
Critical Care Society
Halsted Society
Society for Surgical Alimentary Tract
Society of Parenteral Alimentation
Society of University Surgeons
Surgical Infection Society

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-3524

Office Fax

(773) 834-0201

Office Postal Address

John C. Alverdy, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6090
Chicago, IL 60637

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More About Dr. Alverdy

Dr. Alverdy is featured in a video about how good bacteria prevent infections after surgery.

In this article from Medicine on the Midway, read about how Dr. Alverdy's research studying the ecosystem within our bodies (PDF) may redefine how physicians approach infectious diseases.

Watch a short video featuring Dr. Alverdy and his research. In "Gut Instincts: Keeping Killer Bacteria Quiet," he talks about how blocking bacteria from communicating may help keep surgical patients from dying of infection.

View a video interview of Dr. Alverdy talking about the Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Alverdy's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.